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WE WORK WITH YOU TO SECURE YOUR ESD POINTS AND MAXIMISE BUSINESS IMPACT.

Reasons to work with Aurik

Understanding and Context

We understand your sector, its charter and the context within which you trade and do business. We know what types of SME’s are out there to make up part of your ESD solution.

Cashflow and Cost Advantages

The solutions we build optimise the ‘mix’ of financial and non-financial support to deliver the best blend of points to cost.

SME Supplier Performance

Our SME growth support sees that we source, select and capacitate suppliers for your supply chain to meet the standards of your service level agreements.

Time and Focus

Our client engagement approach optimises executive time allowing you to focus on your core business whilst being assured of your BEE points.

Compliant and Competitive

Our approach builds a solution suited to your business, resources and socio-economic conditions ensuring you remain relevant and competitive.

Flexibility

We offer a range of ESD solutions and business development programmes, allowing us to deliver short-, medium- and long-term options to meet your timelines.

Reputation and Confidence

We work with corporates and multinational companies across many complicated sectors at an international engagement and governance standard.

Impact and Quality

We care about what we do in all our engagements because what we do builds a more inclusive, sustainable and competitive economy.

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  • “AURIK’s reporting is easy to read and statistically driven.  That makes them measurable and providing a good overview of the progress of the process and the entrepreneurs. They go beyond anecdote and demonstrate evidence of performance. ”

    Bank-Assurance Client

  • “The AURIK process is well-structured and outcomes-driven.  As a project partner they left us in no doubt as to the next steps and provided clear visibility of communication and progress with entrepreneurs through each stage of the process. ”

    Food & Beverage Client

  • “We have already integrated our incubated suppliers into our supply chain and have experienced good service delivery, product insight and production quality.”

    Industrial Client

  •  “The entrepreneurs matched our selection criteria closely and were a good fit for our strategy.”

    Engineering Client

  • “Management of our ESD programme from AURIK has been thorough and detailed and their including all stakeholders ensured that we got the right entrepreneurs for our supply chain.”

    Engineering Client

     

WORKING ACROSS YOUR ORGANISATION

Finance

By delivering the most competitive cost per point, compliant- and cashflow-managed ESD solution to deliver “bang-for-buck”.

CEO/Board

By delivering a compliant strategy, effectively implemented we help support shareholder value creation and brand reputation

Supply Chain/Operations

By delivering capable, competent, growing SME suppliers that meet your service level agreement standards, earning uncompromised PP points.

Sales & Business Development

By building and approach to ESD that supports your positioning in tenders, set-asides and a solid BEE score.

BEE/Transformation

Compliance to BEE provisions on Enterprise and Supplier Development, Preferential Procurement and Equity Equivalent and SME mandates in Ownership Trusts.

Trustees

By designing and delivering a compliant and aligned SME strategy and programme that meet the ownership trust mandates.

Case Studies

  • Impactful ESD helped this business to increase capacity by140%

    Impactful ESD helped this business to increase capacity by140%

    REV COLLISION

    Initially, Renika Rungan was only superficially involved in the Rev Collision autobody operation. But in October 2015 her husband Raven was killed and in addition to dealing with this loss, Renika had to take over the daunting task of running the business.
    She soon discovered that the business had some fundamental issues: Rev Collision had been terminated from the panels of most insurance companies. 

    THE GROWTH JOURNEY 

    When Renika took the Helm of the business, She had no idea of the financial standing of the business.

    She says that there were many tearful days, when she didn’t think she could run the business herself. But the support she received from her Aurik facilitators marked a turning point in an emotional journey that saw her start to turn things around.

    Through the programme she learnt the importance of solid financials – she can now understand the statements and their relevance. She learnt about funding and is now in the process of acquiring funding to expand her business.

    THE RESULTS

    The right people doing the right things: Renika re-organised her team and ensured all staff members have clear KPIs.

    Job creation: She realised there was a gap in the team and hired 2 new marketers to penetrate the fleet vehicle market & brokers. 

    Client diversification: She has had the workshop audited and is now accredited with

    all the major insurance firms. She is a Platinum supplier for Santam’s Assessment Centre and has the top ranking for an autobody service provider with OUTsurance. She has grown Rev Collision’s client base to 18 clients.

    Operational & Turnover Growth: From working on 6 vehicles per week, Rev Collision now works on average 21 vehicles per week. This has contributed to a growth in turnover of 150%. 

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  • Impactful ESD helped this business to grow 297%

    Impactful ESD helped this business to grow 297%

    ZABELE ENGINEERING

    These technical experts ran their projects with confidence, but benefited immediately from the business support they received from Aurik.

    GETTING STARTED
    In 2012 Wiseman Duma and Xolani Malindi decided to start their own business, trading on their extensive experience in engineering projects. Wiseman describes how he always knew he had capacity to do more when he was working a desk job – with Zabele he is always busy and loves it. It wasn’t easy to start a business in this space – 2012 to 2016 were tough as companies wanted experience, and they had none. So they moved beyond their core offering, going as far as suppling cooldrinks and water. They finally got accepted into a Supplier Enterprise Development project for a major steel manufacturer, and joined the Aurik programme in 2016.

    THE GROWTH JOURNEY
    Wiseman says that through the Aurik sessions, he realised how little he really knew about running a business. There were things he had overlooked, such as the importance of compliance, which could so easily have tripped them up. Together with Aurik, Wiseman and Xolani built a strong foundation for Zabele – across marketing, sales and processes. They also diversified their target market from corporate services to online sealing, and have maintained their big contracts as a supplier to minimise the risk of depending solely on being in a single supply chain.

    THE RESULTS

    TURNOVER GROWTH: Turnover increased by 297% and profitability by 206% during the programme.

    JOB CREATION: The Zabele team grew from 6 to 18 people during the Aurik programme and has swelled to 35 at their busiest times.

    DIVERSIFICATION: Implemented a fabrication service via a joint venture during the programme enabling reduced dependency on single supply chain.

    For customised, impactful Enterprise Supplier Development Solutions, contact us.

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  • ESD points secured

    ESD points secured

    The uncertain economy coupled with the need for good BEE scores left this industrial client in a conundrum. How can they preserve cashflow in these uncertain times whilst ensuring that they secure their ESD points?

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  • Delivering points in 2 days

    Delivering points in 2 days

    It was a busy and frustrating year. The politics of the day impacted the economy and our client was frustrated. Time had gone by and suddenly, 2 days before their annual BEE verification, they realised that they had not met their ESD obligations.

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  • Securing tenders and dealing with set-aside contracts

    Securing tenders and dealing with set-aside contracts

    Our client secured a tender but it carried massive localisation obligations. A localised supply chain had to be delivered within 3 years at a 60% target. Over the period, a fund was established and capitalised to the value of R200m.

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  • Chasing PP points

    Chasing PP points

    Industrial Sector Client needed to increase its performance on its ESD score. The full ESD budget was being spent each year earning the full 15 points. It was preferential procurement that was the challenge.

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  • Sourcing and selecting black, youth owned businesses

    Sourcing and selecting black, youth owned businesses

    A tech client wanted to identify and build 30 rock-star youth based tech enterprises. Aurik ran a source and search activity which yielded 918 applicants within 2 weeks.

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  • On boarding Black Owned SME Suppliers

    On boarding Black Owned SME Suppliers

    After receiving a call from our client regarding protest action around their mine site, Aurik was on a plane. The local community were protesting the lack of opportunity provided by the mine.

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